Precious Embrace Playlist

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Precious Embrace took me only about 30 days to write, but about 2 years to edit. The story changed so much between the first and final draft. Names changed, dates changed, heroes became more heroic and villains became more villainous. And so it usually goes when editing a novel.
One thing didn’t change over the course of all my revisions, and that’s this list. It got longer, but the root of it is still here. Not to be cliche, but to be cliche, this list is a little bit of everything…or should I say, it’s a lil bit country and a lil bit rock and roll. Throw in a lot of pop and you have a fully functioning story board for Precious Embrace. Music is a huge inspiration for me when writing. I have entire scenes that were inspired by one song lyric and I have some one liners in my novel that were inspired by entire songs.

Over the next few months, I’ll be doing a series of posts sharing with you different tracks from the playlist, why they inspired me. If you have a song that reminds you of Precious Embrace or one you think fits with the theme of the book, I hope you’ll share it in a comment.


1. Calling You – Blue October
2. Overjoyed – Matchbox Twenty
3. It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
4. Ho Hey – The Lumineers
5. One More Night – Maroon 5
6. Need Me to Be – Brandon Lay
7. Everybody Talks – Neon Trees
8. The Truth – Buckcherry
9. Parachute – Train
10. Smile – Uncle Kracker
11. Keep On Lovin’ You – Steel Magnolia
12. Strong Enough – Sheryl Crow
13. Her Diamonds – Rob Thomas
14. Nothing Like This – Rascal Flatts
15. Nothing Left to Lose – Mat Kearney
16. Wrong Baby Wrong – Martina McBride
17. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
18. Dreaming With a Broken Heart – John Mayer
19. High – James Blunt
20. Bad Things – Jace Everett
21. Never Teart Us Apart – INXS
22. The Reason – Hoobastank
23. Follow Through – Gavin DeGraw
24. To Make You Feel My Love – Garth Brooks
25. Criminal – Fiona Apple
26. Loving Arms – Dixie Chicks
27. One and Only – Adele
28. Try – P!nk
29. I’ll Take Care Of You – Dixie Chicks
30. By Your Side – The Black Crowes
31. Here With Me – Dido
32. If I knew Then – Lady Antebellum
33. You Found Me – Kelly Clarkson
34. Run – Matt Nathanson featuring Sugarland
35. One Thing – Finger Eleven
36. I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
37. I’m Yours – The Script
38. This Is Your Life – Switchfoot

2 thoughts on “Precious Embrace Playlist

  • The moment I read your playlist, two songs immediate came to my mind, they’ve been sung by numerous artist so take your favorite. These two songs are

    1. Embraceable You

    2. As Long As He Needs Me

    • Hi Robin, Thanks for stopping by. I’ve heard Embraceable you. I love that song. I’m not familiar with As Long As He Needs Me. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestions. 🙂

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